We developed a detailed ETAP model and completed a range of analysis work to offer comfort and technical assurance to our client prior to production start-up for this key North Sea asset.
Our brief for this project was to build upon an existing simplified network model to include a large number of static and dynamic loads that were to be supplied from main low-voltage and medium-voltage switchboards across the Andrew platform.
Having developed the model, we carried out Load Flow Analysis, Short-Circuit Analysis, Motor Start, Harmonic Analysis and Transient Stability simulations to reflect the expected start-up procedures. The results from the simulation work were written into a formal study report and provided a basis for BP to review against their draft start-up procedures.
The model and report was well received and allowed our client to agree a strategy to start and operated the modified plant moving forward. The developed network model files also provided a basis upon which BP could include information for parallel and future projects.